Legislation

Jessica Vega Pederson Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Tue, 10/14/2014
Jessica Vega Pederson is a Democrat seeking reelection in Oregon's 47th House District. She talked with Don Merrill about why future ambitious projects authorized by the legislature need to have more oversight by the legislature, why she has concerns over the out of state money that supports Measure 90 and why, despite accusations of acrimony, she feels the legislature has been a great place to work on the people's business.

28:07 minutes (25.75 MB)

Dispatches Against Displacement: understanding and resisting gentrification

program date: 
Mon, 10/13/2014
Joe Clement talks with James Tracy, author of "Dispatches Against Displacement: field notes from San Francisco's housing war". They consider what gentrification is as an economic and by extension racialized form of domination, how different cities experience gentrification differently, and real world strategies for fighting back and protecting housing from market forces. James will be speaking at Reading Frenzy books off of N Beech and Mississippi at 6pm on Sunday the 19th, where there'll be a community discussion about fighting displacement.
8:44 minutes (7.99 MB)

Well-read Red: Gentrification, Class Domination, and Racism

program date: 
Mon, 10/13/2014
Frann Michel reads from an essay by Gavin Mueller in Jacobin, as well as from other sources, to argue that gentrification is not simply a cultural change in a neighborhood, but instead is driven by economic forces and backed by state power.   But those forces can be collectively opposed, and alternatives proposed, as evidenced in the global--and local--Right to the City movement. You can also read Frann's commentary. 8:54 minutes (8.15 MB)

Flashpoints on 10/14/14

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Tootie Smith Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Sat, 10/11/2014
Tootie Smith is a republican who is running for the US House in Oregon's 5th District. She talked with Don Merrill about her views on forest policy, why she doesn't want drones looking in people's windows and what she would do increase condiality in the Congress.

29:51 minutes (27.33 MB)

Flashpoints on 10/09/14

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 10/08/14

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 10/07/14

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Pete DeFazio Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Mon, 10/06/2014
Pete DeFazio is a democrat running for re-election in Oregon's 4th US Congressional District. He talked with Don Merrill about how rules over rail cars and their contents are held hostage by a small agency called FMCSA, why he's glad what he calls "abysmal leadership" at the Veteran's Administration both in Oregon and federally is gone and why everything he has worked for is at stake if Republicans take the Presidency and the Senate in 2016. 29:51 minutes (27.33 MB)
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